Soviet Union and the secularist experiment / Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal come to Ireland
2013 has seen the continuing march of secularisation in Britain and Ireland. This year abortion legislation was passed in Ireland and same sex marriage legislation in England and Wales. Looking back to the twentieth century, the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 all but crushed the faith in Russia and heralded an age of secularism that would prevail for over 70 years. Kathy interviews Fr. Michael Shields, a missionary in Mogadawn, Siberia, about how the faith is growing again in Russia following the great secularist experiment that was the Soviet Union. Part 2 Four young members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, three of them American and one English, opened a new convent in Drogheda, Ireland this year. Kathy interviews Sr. Jacinta Pollard and Sr. Monica Ward about their hopes for their mission as Ireland's newest religious community.